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Daily International News 06.09.11

June 9, 2011

Daily International News
June 9, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan finance minister a frontrunner to be next PM
[Reuters]

Economy Sends Japanese to Fukushima for Jobs
[NYT]
North Korea
NKorea threatens to expose taped talks with South
[AP]

China, DPRK reach consensus on developing two economic zones in DPRK
[Xinhua]
China
China says envoy from Libyan rebels to visit soon
[AP]
Concern Over Grassroots Local Campaigns in China
[NYT]
China rebuffs UN plea over ‘disappeared’ Tibetan monks
[BBC]

Dalai Lama: China not enemy, some hard-liners are
[AP]
Vietnam and China hackers escalate Spratly Islands row
[BBC]
China warns neighbors: Stop oil search in Spratlys
[AP]
Report: General confirms China’s aircraft carrier
[AP]

Lagarde visits China to gather support for IMF top job
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma gets a record $20bn in foreign investment
[BBC]
Myanmar blames ethnic rebels for fatal train blast
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Calls Increase for Drawdown in Afghanistan
[Bloomberg]
Gunmen attack Afghan wedding party, killing 9
[AP]
Over 100 militants attack Pakistan’s northwest
[Reuters]
Uzbek religious refugees in Kazakhstan face extradition
[BBC]
Fasting guru denies he’s arming followers in India
[AP]

Middle East
US hits Iran’s police chief with sanctions
[AP]

With one escape route, Syrians stream into Turkey
[AP]
Yemen government says 12 al-Qaida militants killed
[AP]  
Yemen awaits possible Saleh return after surgery
[Reuters]
UN nuclear watchdog refers Syria to Security Council
[BBC]

In Saudi Arabia, Royal Funds Buy Peace for Now
[NYT]

Africa
Gaddafi faces new ICC charges for using rape as weapon in conflict
[Guardian]
Fresh round of NATO strikes hit Tripoli outskirts
[AP]
Libya rebels eye oil restart, win aid pledges
[Reuters]
Obama to welcome Gabon president at White House
[AP]
Tunisia Postpones Election, Possibly Aiding New Parties
[NYT]
Burkina Faso government replaces its governors
[AP]
Somali leaders postpone elections by a year
[AP]

Attack on Somali port kills 1 civilian
[AP]

Europe
EU keeps Bulgaria, Romania out of border zone
[AP]

Cesare Battisti extradition: Italy to go to Hague court
[BBC]
Dutch find different E. coli, pull beet sprouts
[AP]

Americas
Chinese oil workers ‘kidnapped by Colombia rebels’
[BBC]
Aide’s Quitting Casts Doubt on Brazil’s New President
[NYT]
Chile volcano: Ash cloud forces flight cancellations
[BBC]
Corruption scandal hits Argentina’s Mothers group
[AP]

Domestic
Nuclear Industry Will Conduct Post-Fukushima U.S. Safety Review
[Bloomberg]

Ex-NSA manager has reportedly twice rejected plea bargains in Espionage Act case
[WaPo]
Leon Panetta’s 5 challenges
[POLITICO]
Panetta faces no major hurdles to confirmation as Pentagon chief
[WaPo]
Opinion: Crocker Didn’t Dissuade Low Hopes on Afghanistan
[WaPo]

Weiner abides despite new photo, baby on the way
[AP]
President Obama’s campaign expands its 2012 map
[POLITICO]
Texas’s Rick Perry weighing a 2012 candidacy
[WaPo]
Romney draws early fire from conservatives over views on climate change
[WaPo]
Jon Huntsman’s no-names strategy
[POLITICO] 
Regulators pressuring banks after Citi data breach
[Reuters]
Sheriff orders remaining residents of 2 Arizona towns in path of huge wildfire to flee
[WaPo]
Heat gripping half of US expected to last for days
[AP]

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Daily International News 03.15.11

March 15, 2011

Daily International News
March 15, 2011

Japan Quake/Tsunami/Nuclear Issues
Op-ed: Nuclear power in disarray
[Japan Times]

Japan earthquake: Radiation levels fall at Fukushima
[BBC]
Japan’s nuclear crisis deepens
[FT]
Japan PM meets destiny in tsunami tragedy
[AP]
For Elderly, Echoes of World War II Horrors
[NYT]
International Nuclear Issues
Reactors in U.S. Quake Zones May Be Key to Nuclear Plans
[Bloomberg]
Indonesia nuclear reactor plans ‘to go-ahead’
[BBC]
Germany to shut down pre-1980 nuclear plants
[Reuters]
EU to consider nuclear stress tests
[AP]

Koreas/China
North Korea ‘ready to discuss nuclear enrichment’
[BBC]
North Korea Finally Accepts 27
[Daily NK]
Tibetans urge Dalai Lama to stay on as leader
[AP]

China Says Yuan Currency Not on Nanjing Agenda
[ABC]
Shanghai high-rise fire: China ‘to prosecute 24 people’
[BBC]
China prepares to pull its citizens from NE Japan
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Parcel bomb targets Indonesian politician
[BBC]
Nepal stops using images of former king on banknotes
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan Defers Ruling on C.I.A. Operative
[NYT]

Bombs kill Afghan official, school principal
[AP]
Corruption ‘threatens India’s economic growth’
[BBC]
Bangladesh Court adjourns microcredit pioneer’s appeal
[BBC]

Middle East
U.S.-Saudi Tensions Intensify With Mideast Turmoil
[NYT]
Bahrain king declares state of emergency after protests
[BBC]

Iran denounces foreign troops in Bahrain
[BBC]
Hamas leader calls on Abbas for talks
[Xinhua]

Thousands of Palestinians rally for reconciliation
[AP]
Israel seizes ship with Iran arms for Gaza-Netanyahu
[Reuters]
Oman protesters push political, wage demands
[Reuters]
2 Kurdish officials resign in volatile Iraqi city
[AP]

Africa
G8 ministers turn to UN on Libya violence
[AP]

Clinton pressing Egyptian transition leaders
[AP]
Clinton Hears Requests for Help from Libyan Opposition in Paris Meeting
[Bloomberg]
Chavez, allies lead push for Libya mediation
[AP]
Libya: Government and rebels still battling for Brega
[BBC]
Qaddafi Forces Resume Air Attacks on Retreating Libyan Rebels
[Bloomberg]
Ivory Coast Fighting Escalates
[WSJ]
Niger: Issoufou Wins Vote in Next Step to Civilian Rule
[All Africa]

Europe
Italy blocks ferry of Moroccans fleeing Libya
[BBC]
EU Agrees on Economic Overhaul
[WSJ]
Tickets for London 2012 Olympics go on sale
[Deutsche Welle]
UK gov’t prepares to offer changes to libel law
[AP]

Americas
Mexico prison warden stabbed to death during her rounds
[BBC]
From 03/14 Guatemalans sue US over syphilis tests [BBC]
From 03/14 Cuba devalues currency to match US dollar [BBC]

Domestic
Candidates emerge to replace Mueller at FBI
[WaPo]
Petraeus positive about US Afghanistan progress
[BBC]

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans say Afghan war isn’t worth fighting
[WaPo]
Could ‘No Child’ get left behind?
[POLITICO]
N.R.A. Declines to Meet With Obama on Gun Policy
[NYT]
Nasdaq ‘to make rival bid’ for NYSE Euronext
[BBC]
Editorial: The Abuse of Private Manning
[NYT]
Editorial: Punishing Pfc. Manning
[LA Times]

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Daily International News 12.29.10

December 29, 2010

Daily International News
December 29, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
South Korea’s Lee calls for six-party talks
[WaPo]

S. Korea outlines plan to push N. Korea to drop nuclear arms, open up
[Yonhap]
S Korea to seek strengthened military deterrence against DPRK
[Xinhua]
Gates to add quick stop in Seoul
[Global Times]
Kim Jong-un in Running for CNN’s Most Intriguing Person of 2010
[Chosun]

South Korea Names North’s Regime ‘Enemy,’ Seeks Change
[Bloomberg]
The latest must haves in North Korea: Skinny jeans, blue crabs… and human excrement
[Daily Mail]

China
Chinese missile shifts power in Pacific
[FT]

China’s FM to Visit U.S. Ahead of President Hu Jintao
[Chosun]
China’s spats call into question ‘peaceful rise’
[AP]
China issues first anti-corruption white paper, pledging firmer actions
[Xinhua]
China to cut crucial rare earths export quotas
[AP]

Japan
Okinawa governor hoping to visit U.S. for direct talks on base issues
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Aung San Suu Kyi: Burma’s First Lady of Freedom
[Time]
Rising rivers prompt evacuations in Australia
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Commander: US can’t seal Afghan-Pakistan border
[AP]

Pakistan’s ruling party in crisis negotiations
[AP]
NATO strikes kill Taliban in Afghanistan’s Tora Bora
[Reuters]
2 French reporters captive in Afghanistan for year
[AP]

Middle East
Suicide bombers kill police chief in Mosul attack
[Reuters]
India Joins U.S. Effort to Stifle Iran Trade
[WSJ]
MPs file ‘no co-operation’ motion against Kuwait ruler
[BBC]

Africa
Envoys to return to Ivory Coast next week – Cape Verde
[Reuters]
Islamist sect kills 3 in fresh Nigeria attack
[Reuters]
Tunisian president criticizes rioters, urges calm
[AP]

Europe
Danish, Swedish police arrest 5 terror suspects charged with Muhammad cartoon plot
[AP]
Package at U.S. embassy to Vatican false alarm
[Reuters]

Hungary’s tough new laws worry other EU countries
[AP]
German airport boss sparks debate about passenger profiling
[Deutsche Welle]
Clegg aims to calm Lib Dem fears in New Year message
[BBC]
Lib Dem deputy Simon Hughes appointed to education role
[BBC]
Pope to issue new bank norms amid laundering probe
[AP]
Northern Ireland faces mounting water crisis
[AP]

Americas
Cuba commutes sentence of last death row inmate
[BBC]
Colombia drug lord Pedro Guerrero ‘may be dead’
[BBC]
41 Mexican prison guards charged in mass jailbreak
[AP]

Domestic
Obama’s Traveling Team Stays Focused on Terror
[NYT]
Hawaii’s governor wants to reveal Obama birth info
[AP]
The Most Interesting Senate Race of 2012? It Might Be Virginia
[NYT]
Murkowski takes first step toward certification as Alaska Senate race winner
[WaPo]
With health-care overhaul plan, Wyden and Brown become Senate’s odd couple
[WaPo]
Housing Recovery Stalls
[WSJ]
New GOP House Rules Pave The Way For More Tax Cuts, Deficits
[TPM]

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Daily International News 10.26.10

October 26, 2010

Daily International News
October 26, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
South Korea to Take Lead Role in Counterproliferation Program
[Korea Herald]
Kim Jong-nam: ‘North Korea will collapse soon’
[Korea Times]
Two Kims inspect N.Korea’s secret police agency
[AFP]
N. Korea announces new ambassador to China
[Yonhap]
Ban says Korea to be bridge at G-20
[JoongAng]

Japan
Japan, worried by China, may boost submarine fleet
[AP]

China
Beijing now worried anti-Japan protests could backfire
[CSM]
China’s Xi Jinping Next Leader Hails Korean War as ‘Great and Just’
[Chosun]
Wife of jailed Nobel winner invites dozens to Oslo
[AP]
EU and WTO seeking solution over China rare earths
[Reuters]
Fast train, big dam show China’s engineering might
[AP]
From 10/25 Taking Harder Stance Toward China, Obama Lines Up Allies [NYT]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s democracy icon sidelined for election
[AP]
China campaigning against international probe of possible war crimes in Burma
[WaPo]
Indonesia tsunami kills 113; scores more missing
[AP]
Indonesian volcano erupts, 20 hurt by hot ash
[AP]
UN warns on Vietnam birth ratio
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Analysis: India, U.S. aim to lift defense ties during Obama trip
[Reuters]
Immelt, McNerney Among CEOs to Meet Obama in India
[Bloomberg]

Middle East
Saudi cabinet gives nod to nuclear pact with Russia
[AFP]
Iran begins inserting fuel into nuclear plant core
[Reuters]
Netanyahu visits commando unit behind Gaza ship raid
[Reuters]
Tariq Aziz sentenced to death
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen Interior Ministry imposes ban on weapons
[AP]
Yemeni journalist on trial for Qaeda with Awlaki links
[Reuters]
Syrian leader says US sows chaos overseas
[AP]

Africa
Egypt detains Brotherhood members before vote
[Reuters]
UN PKO Chief in Sudan border clash warning
[BBC]

Europe
Russia most corrupt among global powers, study says
[WaPo] and War-hit countries ‘most corrupt’ [BBC] – LINK TO REPORT
Czechs grant asylum to Cuban political prisoner
[AP]
EU foreign ministers set the stage for clash over financial regulations
[DW]
French strikes lose steam, garbage workers return
[AP]
Bosnia: bones of at least 97 people found in lake
[AP]
George Osborne: GDP figures show recovery is steady
[BBC]
Thatcher ‘making good progress’ in hospital after flu
[BBC]
Paul, the WCup predicting octopus, dies at 2 1/2
[AP]

Americas
Brazil Challenger’s Chances Dim
[WSJ]

Domestic
U.S. Corruption Ranking Slides as Confidence Wanes
[Bloomberg] – LINK TO REPORT
Voters ‘Ripe for Change’ Signal Republicans to Add 6 Governors
[Bloomberg]
G.O.P. Senate Odds Slip on Colorado, West Virginia Polls
[NYT]
In Nevada, it’s can’t live with Harry Reid and can’t live without him
[WaPo]
‘Daily Show’ kicks off visit to D.C.
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 09.15.10

September 15, 2010

Daily International News
September 15, 2010

Northeast Asia
Arnold Schwarzenegger sells California to East Asia [BBC]
Koreas
North Korea to resume talks with UN Command on sinking
[Nation]
US envoy: No quick progress likely in NKorea talks
[AP]
Bosworth seeks improved North-South relations to resume 6-way talks
[Kyodo]
Carter hopes prisoner release helps peace talks
[AP]
N. Korean website raises succession issue ahead of key party meeting
[Yonhap]
The Rapid Rise of Kim Jong-un
[Chosun]
NKorean political gathering delayed, sources say
[AP]
Japan
Kan works on new Cabinet, DPJ leadership lineups
[Kyodo]
Japan moves to combat rising yen
[BBC]
China
China rejects US trade complaint over clean energy
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Cambodia opens first methadone clinic for heroin users
[BBC]
Police arrest vigilantes for Indonesia church attack
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Debates Karzai’s Place in Fighting Corruption
[NYT]
Kabulbank directors were paid $500K bonuses – audit
[Reuters]
Holbrooke talks up American aid in Pakistan visit
[AP]
Pakistani printers make fake Afghan voting cards
[AP]

Middle East
Peace Talks
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza as leaders convene
[AP]
Israelis, Palestinians ‘Getting Down to Business’
[Bloomberg]
No concessions in Middle East talks
[Al Jazeera]
Iran/Iraq
American freed by Iran plans medical exam in Oman
[AP]
Former Iranian president calls on Iran to take U.S.-led sanctions seriously
[WaPo]
US-Iraqi raid on Fallujah kills 7
[AP]

Africa
Guinea election body set to decide on poll
[Reuters]
Nigeria president declares election bid on Facebook
[Reuters]

UK
Ed Miliband ‘increasingly confident’ in Labour race
[BBC]
BP’s Hayward to testify to UK lawmakers on spill
[AP]
UK MP says speed of defence review ‘could put operations at risk’
[BBC]

Europe
Europe Proposes Rules to Help Steady Markets
[NYT]
Pope’s visit: aide steps aside after comparing Britain to ‘third world’
[Guardian]
French Senate approves burqa ban
[DW]
French lawmakers OK raising retirement age to 62
[AP]

Americas
Former Chilean President to Lead New U.N. Agency
[NYT]
Self-employment key to Cuban economic overhaul
[AP]
Tropical storm Karl hits Mexico’s Yucatan
[AP]

Domestic
Tea Party win hurts Republicans’ Senate chances
[Reuters]
How Adrian Fenty lost his reelection bid for D.C. mayor
[WaPo]
Primary Voter Turnout Stays Low, but More So for Democrats
[NYT]
Lugar’s final word on new START
[FP]
Pentagon Accelerates Savings Push
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 09.10.10

September 10, 2010

Daily International News
September 10, 2010

Asia-Pacific
N.Korea Marks Founding Day Amid Talk of Succession
[Chosun]
Lee downplays N. Korea’s reported next leader
[Yonhap] and US shrugs off North Korea succession talk [AP]
South Korea ready to reconcile with North – president
[Ria Novosti] and South Korea’s Lee seeks to boost commercial ties with North [Reuters]
Sharp calls North’s capabilities ‘worrisome’
[JAIB]
China calls on Japan to release boat captain
[BBC]
Japan wary of China military, urges closer US ties
[AP]
Veteran Japanese politician battles PM for top job
[AP]
More than 230,000 Japanese centenarians ‘missing’
[BBC]
New Zealand quake no-go zones remain amid aftershocks
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US Koran-burning protests sweep Afghanistan
[BBC]
Karzai calls on Taliban leader to join peace talks
[AFP]
U.S. troops charged with murder of Afghan civilians
[Reuters]
U.S. effort to help Afghanistan fight corruption has complicated ties
[WaPo]

Middle East
Iran’s president intervened in American’s release
[AP]
Iran denies it is building secret nuclear facility
[AP]
U.S. Urges Iraqis to Try New Plan to Share Power
[NYT]

Africa
2 Guinea election officials charged with fraud
[AP]
Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho killed
[AP]

Europe/UK
Medvedev Gets ‘Last Chance’ to Escape Putin’s Growing Shadow
[Bloomberg]
Kremlin talks tough after Caucasus attack
[Reuters]
Merkel ally Steinbach quits in row over blame for WWII
[BBC]
France to continue deporting Roma despite EU pressure
[BBC]
U.N. resolution paves the way for Serbia-Kosovo talks
[CNN]
Belgian report: 100s come forward on church abuse
[AP]
UK minister hired private eye to snoop on staff
[AP]
London Mayor Boris Johnson to stand for re-election in 2012
[BBC]
UK’s Royal Mail to be privatised or sold, government says
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Racked by drug violence, Mexico wary of Calif. vote on legalizing marijuana
[WaPo]
Frustration Over U.S. Economy Saps Democratic Voter Enthusiasm
[Bloomberg]
Judge declares U.S. military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy unconstitutional
[LAT]
Afghans protest, Fla. pastor plans to meet NY imam
[AP]
Gas line explosion burns San Bruno neighborhood
[SFC]

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Daily International News 09.01.10

September 1, 2010

Happy September!!

Daily International News
September 1, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea forges trade docs to dodge sanction: report
[AP]
Engaging North Korea in Twitter Diplomacy
[NYT]
North Korea seeks stronger ties with China
[Reuters]
U.N. Lays Plans to Spend $290M on Aid to North Korea
[Fox]
China Hints at N.Korean Guilt in Cheonan Sinking
[Chosun]
N. Korea silent on offer to send flood aid: S. Korea
[Yonhap]
Americans Won’t Forget Cheonan Sinking
[Chosun]
China/HK
China begins military exercises in Yellow Sea
[BBC]
US decides against China currency investigation
[BBC]
China imposes anti-subsidy duties on US chicken
[AP]
Hong Kong seeks minimum wage deal
[BBC]
China orders mobile phone users to disclose real names amid privacy concerns
[Xinhua]
Japan
Japan PM Kan, rival Ozawa clash over fiscal policy
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar media confirm junta chief retains power
[AP]
Cambodia boasts plans for Asia’s tallest building
[AP]
Australian PM Gillard secures support from Greens
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Interview with CIA Veteran Michael Scheuer: ‘Only the Taliban Are Not Corrupt’
[Der Spiegel]
Crisis spurs Afghan bank ‘takeover’
[Al Jazeera]
Afghan bankers resign amid corruption allegations
[Reuters]
Floods slow growth, raise inflation: Gilani
[DAWN]
Pakistan will require long-term aid, says Clegg
[BBC]

Middle East
Peace Process
Palestinians crack down on Hamas after shooting
[AP]
Trying to Buck Odds, Obama Takes On 3 Big Mideast Tasks
[NYT]
Israel hints Jerusalem compromise in peace talks
[Reuters]
No settlement deal ahead of Mideast talks
[FP]
Iran/Iraq
Obama Declares an End to Combat Mission in Iraq
[NYT]
US changes military commanders in Iraq
[AP]
SPIEGEL Interview with Iran’s Foreign Minister: ‘The West Lacks Political Maturity’
[Der Spiegel]
Africa
Gunmen fire on plane carrying aid workers in Congo
[AP]
Mozambique police fire at crowds protesting prices
[AP]
South Sudan’s Aweil region swamped by floods
[BBC]

Europe
Spain Reaches Out to China on Government Debt
[WSJ]
French ministers lash out at ‘grotesque’ criticisms of Roma policy
[EU Observer]
Rape probe against WikiLeaks founder reopened
[AP]
UK
Tony Blair’s A Journey memoir released – live blog
[Guardian]
Tony Blair tells of tension with ‘maddening’ Brown
[BBC] and Tony Blair: ‘I cried for Iraq war victims’ [AP]
Ed Miliband says it’s time to ‘move on’ from Blair
[BBC]

Americas
Mexico dismisses 10% of federal police
[FT]
New photos show Fidel Castro with US journalist
[AP]
Fidel Castro takes blame for persecution of Cuban gays
[BBC]
‘Unprecedented’ challenge to save Chilean miners
[AP]

Domestic
Obama Says End of Iraq Combat Makes Economy ‘Central Mission’
[Bloomberg]
Murkowski Concedes Alaska Primary Defeat
[NYT]
Hurricane Earl downgraded to Category 3, still threatens East Coast
[WaPo]